Thanks to the generosity of dedicated alumni, parents, and other supporters, Dunn is fortunate to have an endowment that is managed effectively for long term sustainability. It produces interest earnings each year that help fund the school’s operations or a stated purpose at the behest of the donor. Dunn's endowed funds include:
- General Operations Fund
- Jackson and Luton Family Faculty Fund
- George and Leanne Roberts Scholarship Fund
- Rowland and Sullivan Family African Scholarship Endowment
- Nancy Ortiz Scholarship Endowment for Learning Strategies
- The Page & Otto Marx Endowment
- Earwig Foundation Fund
- Paul Overgaag Memorial Fund Merit Scholarship
- Nancy Roome Endowment for Learning Skills
- Robert L. Kumler Math & Science Fund
Established in 2008, the Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation established an endowment fund to provide scholarships for American minority students whose parents express interest in their children’s education by providing a part of the tuition expense themselves. This foundation’s $20,000 annual gift is a challenge and needs to be met by June 30 each year to keep the match alive.
This quasi-endowment was created in January 2011 by students in the School's entrepreneurship program. The Earwig Foundation is a student-managed account which invests net income annually from a student café. When the fund reaches $1 million, the funds (per Board discretion) will be allocated to student scholarship or the needs of the school.
This fund was established in 2005 by Eric Roberts, Stephane de Bord and Lucia Overgaag in memory of Paul Overgaag ’89 in order to keep Paul’s influence and memory alive at Dunn School. The fund makes awards in two areas that were important to Paul and his friends: The Dunn School Spelling Bee (Payout = $150 annually) and a Dunn School boarding scholarship.
This fund was established in 2003 with gifts from students, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, trustees and friends of Dunn School to honor the commitment and contributions made by Nancy Roome during her career at Dunn School. The fund may make awards in four areas: financial aid to students in the Learning Skills program; professional growth and development of faculty; salaries of Learning Skills faculty members; and, outreach to other schools and educators.